National Council of Teachers of English Logo

Talking Points Submission Guidelines

Talking Points, a peer-reviewed journal, is published in May and October by WLU, the Whole Language Umbrella, a conference of NCTE. Talking Points helps promote literacy research and the use of whole language instruction in classrooms. It provides a forum for parents, classroom teachers, students, and researchers to reflect about literacy and learning. We invite submissions from professionals across the educational spectrum, including classroom teachers, teacher educators, researchers, and educational advocates/activists.

Manuscripts submitted should:  (1) be on a topic or issue related to holistic teaching and learning; or (2) present theory and/or research that contributes to the knowledge base for holistic, democratic, and inclusive education. Manuscripts should be no more than 15 pages in length (standard margins, double spaced) and, to ensure a blind review, contain no information identifying the author except on an attached cover sheet. Reference lists should follow APA guidelines.

To submit a manuscript, email it as a Word attachment to the editors, Sally Brown and Deborah MacPhee, at Manuscripts are accepted at any time. If you do not receive confirmation within a few days that your manuscript was received, please resend it.

Upcoming Themes

May 2016: Whole Language in the 21st Century
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2015  
This non-themed issue calls for manuscripts that look closely at contemporary whole language topics. We encourage manuscripts that provoke deep thinking about the ways in which whole language is perceived and enacted in the current political landscape. This may include, but is not limited to, investigating language as a complete meaning-making system, constructivist approaches to reading and writing, utilizing diverse, high-quality literature, integration of multiple modes of learning, and engaging students in a love of literacy. 


Document and Site Resources

Share This On:

Page Tools:

Join NCTE Today

Related Search Terms

Learn more about WLU today!


Copyright © 1998-2015 National Council of Teachers of English. All rights reserved in all media.

1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096 Phone: 217-328-3870 or 877-369-6283

Looking for information? Browse our FAQs, tour our sitemap and store sitemap, or contact NCTE

Read our Privacy Policy Statement and Links Policy. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use

Visit us on:
Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest Instagram